|Pat Keary offered professional contract with Rovers|
They are receiving congratulatory tweets from first team players this evening after announcing the news and it is thought a club statement will be made tomorrow. 1 year deals are thought to be the most likely offers at this point.
While this is great news for them it's a horrible time for the second year scholars who are not being kept, particularly when you consider what they have won this season. A number of the squad who won the league and the Youth Alliance Cup are first year scholars so they have a year left but for the likes of Connor Finn this is the end of the road. Good luck to him and the others who have been released, I hope to spot them working their way back up the ladder again over the coming years.
Congratulations though to Santos, Keary, Lockyer and Southway - you've done it lads. The hard-work doesn't stop now though, in fact it's only just beginning. Following a deserved summer break you've got to prove yourself to John Ward, who will happily give you a first team opportunity if you deserve it.
I look forward to applauding your efforts this year when you are paraded around the pitch at half-time in Saturday's game against Accrington Stanley.